PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf Society
Sunday, March 16, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Mark Bonner (17) 40pts
2nd Paul Shaw (7) 40pts
3rd Terry Mangan (15) 40pts
1st Nick Shaw (19) 44pts
2nd Colin Davis (20) 40pts
3rd Pierre Bietry (18) 37pts
Near Pins: No 4 Freddy Starbeck, No 9 Trevor Gough, No 12 Tom Byrne, No 16 Rune Askdal
The performances at customer friendly Green Valley foretold it was to be a week of outstanding efforts. Perhaps it was due to the drought finally finding its way to all the golf courses and the firing up of the fairways, or perhaps it is a result of a winnowing of the competitors to the battle hardened residents. In any event, one didn’t have to look far for the “man of the match” as Nick Shaw led the B Flight lad’s home with a spectacular 44 points.
Sunday A Flight winner Mark Bonner.
No one deserved to be disappointed more than the Donkey as his 40 point return was only good for the second while Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry tidied up the flight with a steady 37 points.
In A Flight the action was equally fierce as good mates Mark ‘Taxi’ Bonner, Paul Shaw and Terry ‘pork chop’ Mangan all returned 40 points. The resulting count back saw Mark take a short cut to the top of the podium, Paul got to stand on the next rung down as Terry was left with the bronze.
Tony Glidden, Peter Terry, Peter Henshaw, Trevor Gough and a fantastic Eagle by Freddy Starbeck on the 18th hole shared the 2’s pot.
Monday, March 17, Silky Oak – Stableford
1st Kevin McEntee (7) 41pts
2nd Colin Smith (12) 38pts
1st Gerry Roche (23) 39pts
2nd Nick Shaw (19) 37pts
It is no surprise when a quality player wins at Silky Oak, as the course always demands the best technique to conjure shots from the very tight fairways into the greens that do not take kindly to shots that are not struck cleanly and crisply. This again proved to be the case as Kevin ‘you know who’ McEntee used a full bag of clubs to squeeze out a splendid 41 points and lead the field by two clear shots and show why he is one of the better proponents of the game.
He was trailed in by two A Flight pals as Colin Smith edged Freddy Starbeck on count back for the silver, both two shots in arrears
B Flight was secured by Irishman Gerry Roche who fired his best round for sometime, a splendid 39 points. Nick Shaw meanwhile followed his stunning Sunday win with a solid 37 points for second.
Terry Mangan slotted home the only ‘2’ of the day.
Tuesday, March 18, Burapha A & B – Stableford
1st Freddy Starbeck (13) 40pts
2nd Ian Pickles (14) 38pts
1st Nick Shaw (19) 46pts
2nd Jim Elphick (20) 41pts
In an effort to show that Sunday’s 44 points and Monday’s 37 points were no flukes but rather a trend, ‘Nick Elvis’ Shaw threw a magnificent 46 man of the match points at the field. He also went a couple better than that by getting two 2’s. Congrats to the red hat player.
Nick’s 46 overshadowed a fine effort by Jimmy ‘two shots’ Elphick whose 41 points would have won B Flight most other weeks.
In A Flight the inform great Dane, Freddy Starbeck, showed he is still riding a purple patch as he led the lads home with a cracking 40 points. Ian Pickles rounded out the flight with a solid 38 points.
Colin Smith and Erik Gobert shared the 2’s pot with Nick.
Wednesday, March 19, Green Valley – Stableford
1st Terry Mangan (15) 36pts
2nd Colin Smith (12) 35pts
3rd Kevin McEntee (7) 31pts
1st Mike Jefferys (18) 37pts
2nd Pierre Bietry (18) 35pts
3rd Gerry Roche (23) 33pts
It has its detractors, but St Andrews provides a marvelous test of golf and is always in great condition. The society doesn’t play here often, perhaps not often enough, but a fine field was willing to take on the challenge on Wednesday.
B Flight was led by Mike ‘the Welsh Wizard’ Jefferys with a man of the match 37 points. Mike was two clear of Pierre ‘the magician’ Bietry while Gerry the Irish rover’ Roche rounded out the flight with a count back decision over Christian Boysen to claim the bronze.
Terry ‘Pork chop’ Mangan once again appeared in the winners’ list although he could not match his recent rounds, but even par was good for the top spot in A Flight. Colin Smith made it a second pay window visit a shot back as Kevin ‘you know who’ took the bronze with 31 points.
Peter Henshaw was the sole heir to the 2’s pot.
Thursday, March 20, Mt. Shadow – Stableford
1st Matt Cronin (15) 39pts
2nd Kevin McEntee (7) 36pts
3rd Peter Walker (15) 33pts
1st Colin Davis (18) 36pts
2nd Derek Briton (29) 31pts
3rd Martin Allard (23) 30pts
Irishman Matt Cronin, no longer an up- and-comer but rather an established force with his 15 handicap, was three clear of fellow ‘Mick’ you know who from Co. Offaly. Kevin’s even par round was a further three clear of Peter Walker in the premier circuit.
The Donkey led the B Flight mob with a solid even par round and Colin was five strokes clear of Derek Briton. Martin Allard closed the flight at the expense of Thierry Danzas as both were tied on 30 points.
No ‘2’s were recorded.
Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street. Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764. Transport is provided.